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Andrew Stanton CEO Proptech-PR    Proptech Real Estate Influencer
Andrew Stanton CEO Proptech-PR Proptech Real Estate Influencer
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Proptech Real Estate Influencer, Analyst, Journalist and Consultant; providing paid for consultancy, insights, strategies, thought pieces, PR & commentary on the Proptech & Real Estate world. 2020 Cohort Mentor for Reach UK. Unissu global advocate. 32-years previous experience as an estate agent/realtor, 18 years owning multi-branch agency, 14 years in senior corporate agency roles.

Building super brands by advising Proptech and Real Estate professionals with guidance to maximise enlightenment, growth, profitability, brand awareness and minimise risk, in an era of digital transformation. All of this, and a gruelling schedule of meeting clients in London and outside the UK, attending seminars, conferences, and events, together with my consultancy, journalist, analyst, and influencer roles, means that I have a heightened sense of what is happening across both the proptech and real estate space.

ABOUT Proptech-PR. We understand Proptech – because we are proptech – it is in our DNA, and we understand the Real Estate industry – as we are also experienced ex-property professionals, so we know how they operate and think too. Proptech-PR is uniquely positioned as we are seen as a trusted source of ‘thought leadership’ in both industries, a trusted and unifying voice, helping both sectors profitably connect.

A voice that is heard across the national press, (see our website Proptech-PR.com). Our knowledge is your strength, we educate, influence and open doors, utilising a vast network of key decision makers, and contacts both within the industries and throughout the world of media and journalism. We have influence within many trade associations and communities, as well as within the c-suite of the real estate and proptech sector.

So we are not a Public Relations company – in the normal sense that we promote and protect a brand - we are first and foremost a Proptech advocacy, which drives new business to clients. Choosing Proptech PR as a name under which we can push the global message of Proptech, the digital transformation of the real estate industry.

Please call 07535-029676, over 35-years of experience and networking, andrew.stanton@Proptech-PR.com. Unissu advocate. www.Proptech-PR.com.

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Andrew Stanton CEO Proptech-PR    Proptech Real Estate Influencer
Just so I get this correct Rita, if you are a senior part of an organization, and a huge amount of VAT goes unpaid, for years and years, and if Propertymark stumble upon its massive mistake, before HMRC, this in some way is a good thing? This is the sort of double standard nonsense that Countrywide came forward with, when they had 10M of deposits in the wrong account, famously they said we brought it to the attention of the regulator as soon as we found it. Maybe the £125,000 fine that followed was a bit of a stiffener. What would be really useful to know is exactly how much VAT had not been paid, I have heard some very large figures being mentioned, and how much interest needed to be paid, and if there was a fine. Also, as VAT 'fraud' committed intentionally or unintentionally can result in incarceration, fine and or loss of the ability to be a director, should the whole board not be thinking it is time to move on, and as for the CFO and the accountants what if any action is being taken her. Lastly, if you take the time to read my comment I neither state David is of the NAEA camp or the ARLA camp, I make reference to the fact that whilst he was in post - the umbrella NAEA Propertymark group - the organisation - as a whole failed to function correctly with regard to its finances. I am pretty aware that Mark Hayward was the CEO of the NAEA, until he of course resigned a few weeks ago. The bigger question is - will the membership now expect an apology for being kept in the dark, and will the NAEA refrain from being an advisor to government committees whilst the ramifications of their transgressions are more fully explored.

From: Andrew Stanton CEO Proptech-PR Proptech Real Estate Influencer 28 July 2020 22:00 PM

Andrew Stanton CEO Proptech-PR    Proptech Real Estate Influencer
All of the above points may well be true but during David's tenure the NAEA / Propertymark had at least one major financial flaw, forgetting to pay HMRC the VAT, as in the recently released NAEA Propertymark annual report and financial statements for the year ended 2019, on page 14, appears this howler ... 'we (NAEA / Proptertymark) have identified that our tax position was not properly ordered and that has led to a significant payment to HM Revenue and Customs of outstanding VAT which has arisen through misdefinition of our liabilities and exemptions over a number of years.' So, how can anyone who has held senior office formerly, including the Financial officer be credible, and how can the NAEA Propertymark laud itself as a fit organisation to 'regulate' and give advice to the government on how estate agency is run, especially concerning financial matters such as anti-money laundering etc. In the same report NAEA Propertymark actually congratulates itself, about how important it is, quote, ... 'It is clear that those formulating new legislation value the input from Propertymark and indeed seek out information as to market activity and members views. Whilst a formal regulatory regime for the sector is as yet in the future, our strategy is to ensure Propertymark has a role in that future regulated world and will continue to be a regular presence at Government working groups specifically, amongst other aspects on Regulation.' My thoughts, it should immediately disclose how much money was paid to the HMRC, including no doubt a sum for interest, also was there a fine. Second it should apologise to the 17,000 members whose subscriptions went into paying off this huge error. Third, what role did the financial officer have and is their position tenable, fourth is the recent revolving door of those leaving in anyway connected to the VAT matter or is it other factors. Fifth, at this crucial crossroads in the pandemic new world of business, should this organisation be trusted to advise the government committees on what is appropriate, given its own inability to be financially compliant. Lastly, which accountancy firm does the books and have they been changed since the VAT debacle that stretched many years came into focus. If you hold a senior position - there comes with this the duties of that position, oversight and competency.

From: Andrew Stanton CEO Proptech-PR Proptech Real Estate Influencer 28 July 2020 07:31 AM

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